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Huge business opportunity between Rajasthan and Japan: Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot

Aug 29, 2019

State of Rajasthan is responsive to Japanese companies throughout their business operations: Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu


Jaipur, 28 August 2019: Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sachin Pilot today said there is tremendous potential for increasing the economic ties between Rajasthan state and Japan, particularly in areas of skilling and technologies.


Speaking at '3rd Dialogue with States - Japan's Rendezvous with Rajasthan', organised by FICCI's Forum of Parliamentarians in partnership with the Embassy of Japan, Mr Pilot talked about how skills and technology can be two areas of potential cooperation between Rajasthan and Japan.


"Rajasthan is a key tourism hub in India and there is a huge opportunity for economic and investment tie-ups between the state of Rajasthan and Japan," he said.

of Japan to India Mr Kenji Hiramatsu mentioned some of the key areas where Japan and Rajasthan could collaborate like Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIM), Japanese Industrial Township in Neemrana, economic corridor DMIC, academic exchange and Japanese language training.

"Rajasthan is, indeed, one of the first states which took steps to improve the business environment. For example, the Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) has appointed a full-time Japan Desk representative. The state of Rajasthan is also responsive to the requests by Japanese companies, not only at the initial stage of setting-up, but also throughout their business operations. This sincere approach has won the trust of Japanese companies and made Neemrana a successful example of industrial clustering in India. I would like to express my deep appreciation for the support of the State Government," Mr Hiramatsu said.

In April 2018, Japanese Embassy and FICCI's India Japan Forum of Parliamentarians agreed to jointly organize a Dialogue with Indian States, in which they will hold seminars to highlight geo-political and geo-economic aspects of cooperation between Indian states and Japan that are of interest to Indian MPs, industry and academics in states, he said. 

Today's interaction is third in the series and the first after the reconstitution of the 17th Lok Sabha envisaging a vision to wider engagements at the state level, the ambassador added.

The highlights of the discussion were India-Japan bilateral relationship with special focus on collaboration on economic connectivity, capacity building and people to people connect.

FICCI started the Dialogue Series with States to foster a track two discussion on Japan - India relations with reference to specific states or regions of India. The previous editions of the Dialogue were held in Patna, Bihar and Shillong, Meghalaya. 


The 'Dialogue with States- Japan�s Rendezvous with Rajasthan' held at Jaipur brought together a comprehensive group of stakeholders comprising elected representatives, senior industry members of the region, representatives from industry and policy makers and Indian and state government officials.